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  • California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

    California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown
    "Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing. And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown. Affirmed was...
  • Finnegans Wake edges Admiral Kitten

     Finnegans Wake edges Admiral Kitten
    Finnegans Wake, I'm Already Sexy, Divine Oath and The Pizza Man look like they're ready for prime time. After winning Saturday's four Grade III Million Preview Day grass races at Arlington International Racecourse all are likely to go on to the main...
  • Del Mar race season set to begin July 17; second meet in November

    Del Mar race season set to begin July 17; second meet in November
    And they’re off. Racing season in Del Mar, a Southern California staple since Bing Crosby welcomed the first guest to the horse racing track in 1937, opens July 17 and continues until Sept. 3 this year. For the first time, Del Mar has added a 15-...
  • Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee

    I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...
  • Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds

    Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds
    When California Chrome arrived at Churchill Downs earlier this year, his trainer, Art Sherman, kept hearing from people around the track why his horse wouldn't win the Kentucky Derby. The knock: Instead of training at a well-heeled thoroughbred track,...
  • Interesting fields for Million Preview Day

     Interesting fields for Million Preview Day
    Like movie previews, Million Preview Day gets people hooked on the plot but doesn't give away the ending. Historically, the first place finishers in the four Million Preview Day races that will be run Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse...
  • Jones Cup: Santa Ana fades down the stretch

    Jones Cup: Santa Ana fades down the stretch
    Right out of the gate, Santa Ana Country Club appeared as if it would be the team to beat in the 15th annual Jones Cup Wednesday at Shady Canyon Country Club. But down the stretch Santa Ana faded and was left still searching for its first Jones Cup...
  • The goods: Spirited items for your Fourth of July celebration

     The goods:  Spirited items for your Fourth of July celebration
    With the year's biggest fireworks displays and backyard barbecues days away, it's time to break out the red, white and blue. Here are some essentials for a patriotic party. Sur La Table Stars and Stripes Table Runner Style your table with this...
  • Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014

     Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014
    After retiring as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Technical Publishing Co. in 1983, Jim Tafel immersed himself in thoroughbred racing, and the horses he owned and bred made sports headlines. Queen Elizabeth II was seated in a...
  • Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

    When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt. McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...
  • Affirmed's owner rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

    Affirmed's owner rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown
    Patrice Wolfson is talking about a poster. It's a pretty special poster because it shows her favorite horse racing memory. The poster displays a picture from the finish line of the 1978 Belmont Stakes, Affirmed edging out Alydar for the third time in 35...